A European network of engaged port cities and territories, around a common sustainable development model
Odyssea Tourism and Blue Growth is a European network of engaged port cities and territories, around the promotion of Blue Tourism and around a common sustainable development model : a concrete way to promote together original eco-touristist offers that guarantee more attractivity for engaged maritime, river and lake destinations, a best competitiveness and jobs creation.
Odyssea Tourism and Blue Growth model aims to facilitate tourist touring, ecomobility along the blue routes and green routes along water. It organizes cultural and economic link between ports and their territories. For port cities, river halts, it’s a territorial model that brings a real added-value to their current offers facilitating creation of new exemplary services, offers and hospitality.
Odyssea Tourism and Blue Growth allows to give a new role to marinas, port cities and territories making them major actors of Blue tourism. A strategic operation that makes of our ports the gateway to the territories, for a better spread of tourist flows to the hinterland, and the windows of our destinations.
Odyssea model was officially recognized as a good practice of original maritime and coastal tourism in the Communication of the European Commission in February 2014, "A European strategy for more growth and jobs in coastal and maritime tourism" (COM (2014) 86 Final).
The report of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on Cultural Routes and Itineraries, published in 2016, explains how cultural routes can be, in a strategy of structuring and promotion, a real innovative medium for sustainable, cultural and economic development of the destinations, and quotes Odyssea model.
European Grouping Odyssea Tourism and Blue Growth is Associate Member of NECSTouR, and Affiliate Member of the World Tourism Organization.
Regis López Lang
Délégué Mission Europe-AL-Caraïbes
Odyssea 2020 Tourisme & Croissance Bleue
Tel. : +34.6126.96.36.199